Welcome to Michigan Week!

We look forward to seeing you May 19, 2017, at the Orchard Mall!

The 45th Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Community Awards Breakfast theme is Remember When…

Greater West Bloomfield volunteers give their time, talent, and personal resources on a daily basis without regard for recognition or promotion.  They are a beautiful collection of people and organizations that serve others in diverse ways.

We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization.  West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the fiscal sponsor for the Breakfast.

2016 Sponsors: Greater West Bloomfield Cable Communications Commission, Commissioner Marcia Gershensen, Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society, Motown Digital, Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission, Ronald and Melanie Torbert, Rotary Club of West Bloomfield, S. Bobby Jasti, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, Tom Isaacs, Ken and Deborah Macon, West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, Michele Economu, and Steve Kaplan.  You too can purchase a sponsorship today for 2017.  Click on the blue “Become a Sponsor” box to the right.

2017 Sponsors:  Orchard Mall and Uncle Buck’s Party Rental

Don Weeks—Founder of Michigan Week

don-weeks“Don Weeks, a former State of Michigan Economic Development Director, launched the tradition of “Michigan Week” on May 2, 1954. Mr. Weeks’ vision was to bring the business, labor, government and education communities under one banner to promote Michigan. The idea: an annual “Michigan Week” to allow residents to beat their drums for their state.”

Dr. Seymour Gretchko—Former Superintendent of WB Schools

S.Gretchko3x5Dr. Seymour Gretchko was the beloved Superintendent of West Bloomfield Schools from 1983-2002. He passed away on March 19, 2002 at age 71.  To honor him, one of our communities’ great heroes, the Michigan Week Committee instituted the Dr. Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award.   The focus: A prestigious award that would honor and model the principles and values embraced by Dr. Seymour Gretchko (popularly known as Sy).